Cat­tle sale:

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

There were 693 head yarded at Fin­ley last Wed­nes­day, with 130 of them cows.

Not all buy­ers were in at­ten­dance. There were some ex­cel­lent sup­ple­men­tary fed B mus­cled year­lings and veal­ers which sold at im­proved prices on a fort­night ago.

Beef cows had less com­pe­ti­tion and came back in price.

There were sev­eral lines of fair to good qual­ity heavy Friesian steers of­fered.

Not all trade cat­tle were sold as buy­ers are be­com­ing more se­lec­tive and some pro­duc­ers are set­ting higher tar­gets for the ef­fort to fin­ish stock.

The usual mix of plain store con­di­tioned cat­tle were also on hand with both feed­lot­ters and op­por­tunis­tic re­stock­ers pur­chas­ing a few.

A sign of the times as more young calves are be­ing split and both the calves and cows be­ing sold.

The veal­ers ranged from 306c to 331c/kg. The sup­ple­men­tary fed year­ling steers ranged from 290c to 330c, while the grain fin­ished year­ling heifers made from 280c to 324c/kg.

There were no heavy beef bul­locks about. The 400-500kg C3 and C4 steers made from 265c to 305c with a B mus­cled grain as­sisted steer reach­ing 326c/kg.

The 500-600kg steers ranged from 268c to 300c/kg.

Medium and heavy Friesian steers ranged from 176c to 200c/kg.

The beef cows sold at cheaper rates and made be­tween 168c to 215c, while the dairy por­tion made from 166c to 187c and the best bulls reached 210c/kg.

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